Urban Bushland Council News – Places still available at our June events

By Steve Gates

Dear NRPG members and interested,

For your information.

Kind regards,
Steve Gates

President, NRPG Bushcarers

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  To all our members and supporters 
So many of our patches are showing the yellow, orange and brown tones of vegetation under stress as we travel through this warm autumn and hope that the promise of rain materialises. Do send photos from your patch to [email protected] for an article in our Winter edition of the Urban Bush Telegraph. 

Come along to one or all of our events being held between now and the end of June.  Compare stories with like minded folk, discuss bushland resilience and talk about how we can respond to the changes we see. UBC is teaming up with CCWA, Wilderness Society, WA Forest Alliance, Environs Kimberley and the Wildflower Society of WA to deliver a “Meet your MP Workshop” on Thursday 30 May. Registration details below. Reminder: Sign up for the UBC walk at Lightning Swamp on 1 JuneCome along to the UBC General Meeting and guest presentation by Friends of Erindale Road Bushland on Wednesday 5 JuneMake your submission to the Perth & Peel Urban Greening Strategy by Friday 7 JuneRegister for our Advocacy Skills Workshop on 23 June This newsletter has a unique web address; and if the technology works, you can use the Facebook icon below to promote these events to your Facebook page.   ShareShare   Right now, our state and federal governments are reforming nature protection laws. In WA, we are concerned that the independence of the EPA will be eroded and that community right to appeal decisions will be under threat.  As Western Australia confronts the challenges of biodiversity loss and climate change, it is more important than ever to strengthen nature laws to protect our environment!
Next Thursday, 30 May, UBC is teaming up with CCWA, Wilderness Society, WA Forest Alliance, Environs Kimberley and the Wildflower Society of WA to deliver a practical, hands on workshop where you can learn how to become an advocate for strong nature laws in WA.

Your voice matters. Together, we can call on our MPs to champion the protection of WA’s nature.REGISTER HERE!  LIGHTNING SWAMP WALKThere are still tickets left for our walk at Lightning Swamp. Register hereSaturday 1 June at 1 pm.
 Given rain is forecast for next week, we have the chance to see Lightning Swamp after the first rain of the season. Meet at the car park towards the end of Della Road. Lightning Swamp is a wonderful site and is included on our website as a Bushland Treasure. It comprises a seasonal wetland, damplands and a perched wetland which support a higher diversity of aquatic and fringing vegetation in comparison to permanent wetlands. It is habitat for at least seven endemic frog species and is a glorious refuge of biodiversity with over 170 unique species of flora. Photo courtesy of Friends of Lightning Swamp    UBC GENERAL MEETING WITH PRESENTATION BY FRIENDS OF ERINDALE RD BUSHLAND
Come along to listen, learn and admire the sustained advocacy by Marie Giorgi and Sonya Elek in their campaign to save an important remnant Banksia woodland in Hamersley. As foundation members of the Friends of Erindale Rd Bushland (FoERB), they and other members are facing a familiar story – their local bushland is proposed to be replaced by housing development – TECs are seemingly not exempt, significant and highly sought after Banksia and Tuart woodland, habitat areas for the threatened Carnaby Cockatoos and other local native fauna.  

This is one of 4 General Meetings that UBC holds each year. At this meeting Member Groups will be asked to approve that Manning Park Conservation Society and the Friends of Mt Mackie becomes the latest members of the Urban Bushland Council WA Inc. 
 Event information
Join us from 6:00 pm (for 6:60 pm) on on Wednesday 5 June – World Environment Day – at City West Lotteries House. Please either RSVP by following this link (scroll to the bottom of the page) or email [email protected]. If you can’t make it to West Perth, join us online via Zoom. Email [email protected] to request the Zoom link. We will open the doors to the Conference Room at 6:00 pm and serve light refreshments.
Photo: Friends of Erindale Road Bushland Facebook page  
 You can find the UBC guide and the survey link on  our website and hope they will help you have your say. We want to make a meaningful impact for the better planning of urban greening efforts by the government that takes native vegetation into account. We call on the WA Government to set and regulate a 30% Tree Canopy Target by 2040.   ADVOCACY SKILLS WORKSHOP
Advocacy is so important, and it has many guises. Protecting urban bushland means we might one day be working with land managers to consider different management practices and then the next raising concerns with local government about land developments on native vegetation, or as we see currently with the ‘Defend WA Nature”, raising our voices for better laws for the protection of the environment. Come along on 23 June to learn more. 

For more information please contact Vicki at [email protected] or by phone at 0416 049 550.  If you have trouble with ticketing either email Vicki or [email protected] to let us know you are interested. Register here.
 CITIZEN SCIENCE: DEAD AND DYING TREESThere are at least two University led research groups seeking photos of dead and dying trees. You could submit photos to the Dead Tree Detective which is based at Western Sydney University and contributing data to the Atlas of Living Australia. Or you could submit photos to the UWA based citizen science project  “How are the trees doing“.  Further information from Sally Thompson  FacebookFacebook WebsiteWebsite   Copyright © 2024 Urban Bushland Council WA Inc, All rights reserved.
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